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WHUT
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
government has revealed that billions of dollars reserve for reconstruction following the disaster last year are being misspent. $150 billion were set aside for the rebuilding of infrastructure damaged in the disaster, yet a government order just now found a quarter of the projects being funded are simply not related to tsunami damage. a short while ago i spoke to bbc tokyo correspondent and he told me about the kinds of projects that are being funded. >> the list that has come out is quite extraordinary. i will just go down a few of them. building a road in distant oconomowoc, prison vocational training with japanese subsidies and renovation of government offices in tokyo, fighter pilot training, semiconductor research, i could go on, and the list does go on. clearly lots of projects that seem to have nothing to do with reconstruction after the tsunami disaster. completely different parts of japan appeared to be getting a large amounts of money from this budget. >> any attempt to account for that? or is the government just saying that this is wrong? >> the japanese prime minister of a in pa
PBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm EDT
jersey to see the devastation for himself. for more on the government response, i spoke a short time ago to the u.s. congressman who represents atlantic city. i asked him what he needs the most. >> we need to get set up because of the devastation that it has caused so many people and this loss, as your reporter described. parts of north jersey, this is the lowest 1/3 of the state. there are parts of north jersey that have lots of structural damage. this has come into homes and businesses that will just be devastating. if you could imagine attempting to clean up without power, how much more difficult that is. getting power restored is of a primary concern, especially along the coast. >> i know it has only been a couple of days, but do you have any sense of how long this will take? the president has said that they will be with the residents of new jersey for however long it will take. >> it will be quite a while. i had an aerial tour with the coast guard this morning and we stressed from the delaware bay which is essentially the delaware bridge. those are rather small communities. they wer
WHUT
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
expose wealthy tax avoiders. he tells us why he acted. >> the government has lied and have made a mockery of the greek people with this list. they were obliged to pass it to parliament or to the justice system. > w i'm david eades. also coming up in the program -- how does china spread the wealth? we reflect on one of the great challenges facing the next generation of leaders. and from action man to a man of inaction, does this latest stunt explain president putin's bad back and the cancellation of appointments? >> hello. thanks very much for being with us. millions of americans are grad weight waking up to a third day without power as they continue to count the cost of the superstorm, sandy. within the last hour, new york's subway has resumed a limited service at least. elsewhere, transport and infrastructure remains is he severely affected. today, 70 people are known to have been killed during the storm. on a visit to one of the worst affected areas, new jersey, president obama promised senior officials in all the affected states, 17 of them, that they have a direct line to his
PBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
government -- that's obama, of course -- and a minimal, smaller, shrinking federal government, that's mitt romney. so for all the talk of bipartisanship we've heard in the last two weeks from both candidates, there's not a lot of bipartisanship out there. >> when you speak to republican voters, you've been out around the country a lot, there is a real sense that they are very angry with what's this president has done to the country in terms of expanding government. do democrats feel the same about what mitt romney would do if he were president? >> they do, although in a sense it's a bit below the surface, since they're not experiencing it right now. but we have a similar experience under george w. bush, who tried briefly to governor as a kind of bipartisan moderate, but then turned markedly conservative. so in those days you have the same kind of democratic rage against that republican president that you now have in reverse. it's very difficult to see where the middle ground would be for either of these candidates, and it won't be any easier if we have a narrow result, because that wi
WHUT
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
seriously. the federal government is working with state and local governments. it will be very important that populations in all the affected states take this seriously. listen to your state and local elected officials. >> president obama has to oversee the hurricane response in the midst of an election. how he handled the crisis could impact the results. the storm is disrupting campaign stops and early voting schedules. it is clearing supermarket shelves in new york, one of the major cities in its past president. and scrambled to stock up on batteries, a tortoise, and canned fruits -- torches. the new york stock exchange will close its trading floor. the prospect of weather systems colliding makes people apprehensive with a fear that they are headed for a perfect storm. bbc news, new york. >> let's go live to staten island in new york. a resident is joining us. what is it like and how worried are you? >> i am really not worried, because we have taken all the precautions we can, short of evacuating. we have enough food to last a couple days. are you on the ground floor? what have you don
WETA
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
capital of baghdad is a city on constant guard. a city choked by checkpoints. police and government officials are being assassinated virtually every day. and officials say al qaeda in iraq is now regrouping. after watching his brother die in front of him, he's struggling. a much-loved brother by a bomb captured by a bystander on a mobile phone. what happened that day in july still haunts him. >> i can't sleep, not a wink. our whole family has been destroyed, especially my mother. >> iraqi families are no longer couped up at home as they were in the darkest days of the civil war. but a power sharing agreement between shiites and even kurds has led to political pa rale cis, and sectarianism still lives below the surface here. -- paralysis and sectarianism still lives below the surface here. this is still a traumatized society, and there are now the war in syria could reignite sectarian tensions here. more than 200 civilians have already been killed in violence this month, and many here mourn the future they hoped for. >> the regional impact of the war in syria still not fully known. i
WETA
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
you look at what happened in government, there has not been much talk of climate change, either, by this administration. >> that is true. certainly the obama administration has put forward a carbon tax plan early in the administration, but that ended up floundering in congress -- put forward a carbon cap plan. he has done other things in terms of increasing auto fuel efficiency, things in terms of back door, policies, but he clearly has not taken on this problem the way he had promised to back in 2008. >> you have written about the need for more research into climate change so that we can understand where these storms come from, but also more comprehensive response from america in terms of dealing with its infrastructure. we have seen the infrastructure problems caused by hurricane sandy. >> that is clearly true. you have 3.7 million americans who live within just a few feet of high tide. those are the people who are always vulnerable when you have a big storm like this one. you have new york city youth -- losing huge parts of its infrastructure, losing electrical service, losing su
WHUT
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
. there is no sign of much movement from the german government. >> i do not suppose it helped angela merkel when we look at the employment figures coming out today. not comfortable. >> no, because the argument becomes very, very real if your own economy is slowing down. the figures from germany showed the rate of unemployment remaining the same but the actual number going up a little bit. the movement is in the wrong direction. maybe the economy needs a bit of stimulus. >> thanks very much. a former serbian army chief is appealing his conviction of crimes against humanity and war crimes. it was chief of staff and the yugoslav army and was found guilty of aiding and abetting the shelling of sarajevo. chief of staff, pretty near the top of the trees in many respects. what is his argument? >> right at the top, he was the chief of staff in the yugoslav army and was found guilty of aiding and abetting those on the ground carrying out these crimes. his defense has been arguing that the ammunition on the ground cannot be directly attributed to their clients and saying that the evidence was
WHUT
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
government soldiers. job figures are out in the u.s. today at the battle for the white house goes to ohio and wisconsin. dozens of young men have been shocked by the military in northeastern nigeria. welcome to bbc world news. also, the world bank says burma and will get its first development plan. and, tackling the energy question. human rights groups have condemned a video posted on the internet which appears to show syrian rebels of executing captured government soldiers. amnesty international says if confirmed, it constitutes a war crime. we are asking whether this is something new. >> it has happened before. but now it is becoming more and more obvious that the rebels are committing killings like the regime, and at the same level, both of them. it is just days before a big conference in doha where the opposition is asked to unified under one group, in order to bid but to lead the rebels on the ground, because there's a big discrepancy between the political leadership and the rebels on the ground who are fighting, in their aspirations, in the way they are conducting their rebelli
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